Get ready for a unique lift-served ski adventure! Guided skiing and snowboarding at Silverton Mountain is similar to heli-skiing, snow cat skiing, and resort skiing, but really unlike anything else in the country. You will be accessing up to 1,819 acres of backcountry type terrain via chairlift, without the big crowds signature to other ski areas. There are no groomed runs and no cut trails, just loads of nature’s finest black diamond skiing in the U.S.A. During an average guided skiing day, you can expect to get in anywhere from 3-6 runs (roughly 10,000+ vertical) of some of the best terrain in the world. While we cannot guarantee top to bottom powder skiing, the snow quality is typically very good.
Each guided skiing group of approximately eight people can expect to hike anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour for each run, although you can also drop straight from the lift. Hiking 15 minutes to an hour allows access to large open bowls and steep, tight chutes. During heavy snowfall, most riding is done in the trees. After each run you will return to the lift by shuttle or foot. Walking for 10 minutes to return to the lift is possible.
In addition to strong skiing ability, Silverton requires and fitness and comfort hiking at elevation (9000+ Feet). Please be aware that if you are significantly holding up the rest of your group hiking or skiing, we may try to move you to a slower paced group. If it is determined your fatigue or skill level becomes a safety hazard to yourself or others, you may be asked by your guide to sit out the rest of the day without refund. If you are unhappy with your group please inform your guide.
Your day starts at Silverton Mountain base area promptly at 8:20am for check-in, a safety talk, and riding. Be sure to arrive at 8:15 if you are renting gear. Groups are formed at the start of each day, so there is no need to inform ahead of time who you’d like to ski with. Groups are created according to self-assessed skill levels (fast, medium, slower) and by grouping of friends.
Arriving early will not get you on the mountain sooner, however, if you arrive late you might miss the first run and may end up with little choice in terms of grouping. You will be able to connect with a group for the following run. If your group arrives late, we will try to keep you together, but we may have to split the group up. If you have reserved a private guide, this does not apply.
Guided Only Season— December- March; Thursdays-Sundays (plus Monday, Presidents’ Day)
Guided Only Skiing— $184. See pricing page more more info.